Efficiency and renewables

ARENA funding for relocatable rooftop solar trial

19 April, 2019

Australian start-up Solpod has received $975,000 from ARENA to trial installing redeployable rooftop solar on commercial and government buildings.

Smart lighting project to come to Canberra

18 April, 2019

Itron, Electrix, and Transport Canberra and City Services will create an IIoT network to support smart city and energy solutions in Canberra.

TED: the new kid on the energy storage block

11 April, 2019

CCT Energy Storage's TED (Thermal Energy Device) is a heat battery that can store 12 times more energy than a lead–acid battery and 5–6 times more than a lithium-ion battery.

AEMO to run a VPP integration trial

09 April, 2019

The 12- to 18-month trial will focus on demonstrating the operational capabilities of VPPs to deliver energy and Frequency Control Ancillary Services.

Fruit farmer cuts energy costs by 30% with solar installation

08 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Verdia

A Goulburn Valley pear and stone fruit farming family has saved more than $62,000 a year in electricity after installing a solar PV system across its two cold storage sheds.

Barriers to on-farm solar PV installation

05 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Queensland Farmers' Federation

Farmers are increasingly investing in renewable energy, but they continue to face a number of challenges when it comes to the connection, installation and integration of on-farm solar PV.

Rooftop solar generates 4% of total electricity

29 March, 2019

Renewables now account for 21.2% of Australia's electricity generation, contributing to decreasing emissions, according to the March National Energy Emissions Audit.

NT installs more smart LED lighting

29 March, 2019

Darwin will replace close to 10,000 streetlights and Palmerston will replace 5000 streetlights with wirelessly connected LEDs.

Support for the energy-sharing economy

28 March, 2019

A report has found Australians support platforms similar to Airbnb or Uber that would enable them to share their excess power, particularly if it benefits those in need.

Funding to improve forecasting of wind and solar farms

27 March, 2019

ARENA has awarded $9.41 million to 11 projects to trial short-term forecasting at large-scale wind and solar farms across Australia.

Atom Lighting LED Bunker range

25 March, 2019 | Supplied by: ATOM Lighting Pty Ltd

The Atom Lighting range of LED Bunkers offers contemporary designs with corridor lighting sensor and emergency driver technologies available on selected models.

Gerard Lighting Pierlite luminaires with integrated sensors

20 March, 2019 | Supplied by: GLG

Gerard Lighting has introduced a range of fixtures with integrated sensors that respond to movement to provide light where and when it is needed, enhancing efficiency and safety across a multitude of applications.

Energy storage — the great enabler

20 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Pty Ltd

The 2019 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition, held 13–14 June, will bring together industry professionals in the energy storage sector to analyse the projects and transformative technologies powering the global energy transition.

Controlling the output of LED streetlights

19 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd

The transition from halogen to LED street lights has allowed councils to better adjust to the needs of residents through trial and error.

Victorian wind farm to generate jobs

13 March, 2019

Construction has begun on the $275 million Mortlake South Wind Farm in Victoria, which will include the state's first underground transmission line and create over 100 jobs.

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